Nassau officials hail ShotSpotter technology

A new high-tech weapon to get guns off the streets in Nassau seems to be working, according to county officials.

The ShotSpotter system went live in the Uniondale-Roosevelt area in July. The computerized network is made of microphones on poles and antennas. Within seconds, it can pinpoint where a shot is fired from.

On Sunday, ShotSpotter sent police to Northgate Court in Uniondale where they found four men in a car with a handgun. No one was hurt in the shooting and all four were arrested.

County Executive Tom Suozzi and Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey say the technology has detected six gunshots in its first month.

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